Accession Number : ADA258511


Title :   Area Handbook Series: Uruguay, A Country Study.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV


Personal Author(s) : Hudson, Rex A ; Meditz, Sandra W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258511.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 325


Abstract : Uruguay used to be known as the 'Switzerland of South America,' but clearly not because of any geographical similarity. Although it is the second smallest republic in South America (after Surinam), Uruguay is more than four times larger than landlocked Switzerland, and its highest peak is only 501 meters. Rather, the analogy was made because Uruguay enjoyed other Swiss-like attributes. It was a peaceful, conservative country with a bountiful, livestock-based economy. It was also home to South America's first social democracy; a cradle-to-grave welfare system; and a largely urban, homogeneous, and relatively well-educated population. A political slogan of the 1940s proudly boasted, 'There is no place like Uruguay.'


Descriptors :   *CASE STUDIES , *URUGUAY , FOREIGN POLICY , POLITICAL SCIENCE , NATIONAL SECURITY , EDUCATION , ECONOMICS , HISTORY , RELIGION , INCOME , GEOGRAPHY , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , SOCIETIES , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , NATURAL RESOURCES , POPULATION


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Geography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE